U.S. Senate Democrats hand Mitch McConnell a rare defeat with climate, drug bill

U.S. Senate Democrats hand Mitch McConnell a rare defeat with climate, drug bill

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on July 27.ELIZABETH FRANTZ/Reuters U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, whose legislative skills have torpedoed many Democratic priorities, suffered a rare defeat himself this week, when Democrats thwarted his plan to block their new $430 billion drugs and energy bill. McConnell, who …

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